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What the 2014 Senate Elections Might Mean for Education

Education Week
October 14, 2014

By Rick Hess

We're three weeks from the midterms. There are a slew of major statehouse races that I may get around to discussing. But, to keep things simple, today I'll offer a few thoughts on what the midterms mean for Washington. The Republicans are widely expected to keep their House majority, meaning the big question is whether they'll be able to pick up the six seats they need to capture the U.S. Senate.

The Big Picture: Presidents have historically seen their parties get hammered in their sixth years--even popular presidents like Clinton and Reagan. And Obama is not one of those popular...

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